Welsh singer and producer Kelly Lee Owens performed her debut headline show at the Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston earlier in the year.
Owens has been building up momentum recently after dropping two limited 12″s and appearing on Daniel Avery’s acclaimed Drone Logic LP, and FACT spent the day with her as she prepared for the milestone show.
“Björk makes me believe you can do anything,” she told FACT, talking about the preparation for her upcoming album. “I want to categorise every relationship into a track.”
The performance was magical as Owens ran through her suite of songs, changing looks between tracks and dancing with the crowd and her mum. Phantasy Sound’s Ghostculture could be spotted on drums, and he also engineered Owens’ forthcoming full length, that should be out soon.
Video by Jason Mbala and Pawel Ptak, photos by Carys Huws.
“It’s my little story – my little weirdo world”
“There’s something which says: ‘To be born Welsh is to be born privileged – with song in your heart and poetry in your blood'”
“If people respect the music, I’m happy”
“I want to do scores – I feel we definitely need more female composers out there.”